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    Baking Cup Flower Valentines

    Posted by  ·  January 12, 2011

    Baking cup flowers make wonderful Valentines.  Isn’t it amazing that simple muffin cups can be turned into beautiful flowers?  They perfect way to give your Valentine a sweet treat!

    Muffin Cup Flower Supplies

    green masking tape

    regular hole punch

    paper baking cups ( six for each flower)



    Tootsie Pops or Dum Dum Suckers

    How to make Paper Muffin Cup Flowers

    Fold four paper baking cups into half and lay two out flat.

    Punch a hole 1/4 inch from the edge on the four folded papers.

    Fold the other two papers in half and punch off the edge to make a hole in the center of the baking cup (like paper on left side), open back up.

    Place four folded papers onto sucker stick, overlapping 1/4 of the baking cup each time a paper is added. Then place two open papers.

    How to make masking tape leaves

    Lay out two pieces of green masking tape about 7 inches long, sticky side facing up.  Place a piece of wire in the center of one piece.

    Put sticky sides together with wire sandwiched in the middle.

    Cut a leaf shape at each end with 1 inch trimmed in the middle.

    Twist leaves underneath paper baking cups.

    So cute!

    Fold the four center papers in 1/4 to make a pie shape for a different look.

    Arrange papers on sucker stick for another beautiful flower.

    Fold mini muffin cup papers either way…

    for mini flowers.

    It is easy to write to and from on the masking tape leaves. In no time at all you can have a whole bouquet of valentines.

    There are loads of pretty paper baking cups in my shop.

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    1. Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
      SO CUTE!! I need to do this for my daughters class. I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! (
    2. Monday, January 27th, 2014
      These are too cute, I wish I hadn't gotten Valentine's for my daughter because these would be perfect for her class!
    3. Monday, April 22nd, 2013
      Thanks for this fantastic idea!!!!!!
    4. b
      Sunday, February 12th, 2012
      Thanks for the idea and instructions! We made these yesterday with a few simple modifications: couldn't find the tape at the store so instead, we used green pipe cleaners. They turned out great!
    5. Kathy
      Friday, February 10th, 2012
      This is an adorable idea. I am buying the supplies today so my daughter and I can make these for next week. Thank you for the idea : )
    6. Evelyn
      Monday, December 26th, 2011
      Thanks! I love the step-by-step directions with pictures. Wonderful! I plan to make these for my church kids, ages newborn through.....special needs adults. I will make a bouquet of these. I can cut straws to different lengths to use as extensions to the stick-stems. I will probably use green tissue paper to jazz it up.
    7. Terry
      Sunday, August 28th, 2011
      That is a great idea. I will have my class make these for their parents and for valentines day. Thanks for sharing.
    8. Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
      Thanks so much for the adorable tutorial. I used these to make little Valentine gifts...filled baby food jars with M&Ms and stuck these inside.
    9. Danielle
      Monday, February 14th, 2011
      Hi! Thanks for the great tutorial. These came out great! I cheated on the leaves a bit. I just used sparkly green pipe cleaners instead, punched out a paper heart for the to and from and attached it to the pipe cleaner.
    10. Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
      This is wonderful! My 4 year old picked this idea as the one to do for her treat this year. She is thrilled!!!
    11. Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
      These are awesome! I'm going to make a "bunch" in white and pink polka dots! So, so so cute!
    12. Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
      So cute! I'll be sharing this on my pirates-n-princesses facebook fanpage! You should check it out!
    13. Lori
      Saturday, January 15th, 2011
      Thanks so much for the idea! I am going to make them for my kids classes. I need to make 53 of them so I am starting today!
    14. Jenny
      Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      I am so making these for Kansas Day in 2 weeks! Yellow baking cups with chocolate brown Tootsie Pops for centers - perfect KS sunflowers! Thank you for the inspiration! I found the amazing selection of papers at your cute shop, Sweet!:

      Love this!
    15. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      I am totally doing these with my son for his preschool class. Great project!
    16. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      These are so cute! I'll have to try making them with my daughter.
    17. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      Cuteness overload. I LOVE this idea! And I happen to have a handy horde of cute cupcake wrappers already. ;-)
    18. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      These are ADORABLE! Great post!
    19. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      GREAT POST. Photos and instructions are very clear! Thanks for a great idea in plenty of time to get them done!
    20. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      So cute! I just saw a nice selection of cupcake papers at JoAnn's. Looks like I'll have to run back and get some! Thanks for the great pics. It makes it so much easier to understand the craft, even a simple one. Your blog is so sweet!
    21. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      Super cute! great idea :)
    22. Lori May
      Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      Love these! My girls and I will definitely be making them for Valentine's. I just placed my first order with your shop.
    23. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      Absolutelly adorable! I'm printing instructions now and can't wait to make them. Thanks so much -
    24. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      What a good idea, this is just so cute!! I love it! :D
    25. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      How stinkin' cute!! We are stuck inside due to snow, so i am going to see if i can do these today!
    26. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      Such a cute idea! TFS!!
    27. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      OH!!! How cute are these!!! My hubby LOVES DumDums too! AND he's going thru them like crazy as he is on day 12 of being a NON smoker!! This would be PERFECT!!!! Thanks for sharing! :)
    28. Laura
      Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      I have been looking for the perfect little treat to give to about 20 girls that are between 3rd and 6th grade. Thanks for this adorable idea and the super cute baking cups.
    29. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      Wow, those are really cute and FUN! I know my kids would not only love making those but receiving those as well!! what a fun idea!
    30. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      I love this! I am going to try this with my daughter for her valentines this year! :)
    31. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      Just too adorable. Thanks for a great idea!
    32. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      What an adorable and cute idea! Thank you for sharing, going to work with my daughters with this one!!
    33. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      These are so adorable! I can't wait to make them:-)
    34. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      Love it!!! My boys will be making these for Valentines Day for their classes! Thanks for sharing!
    35. Cindy
      Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
      I think this would be fun to do with my daughter! Thanks!